XBL Content Roundup: July 15th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Before we begin, I'd just like to make a note that Age of Empires: Castle Siege (iOS), previously released in Canada in May, is now available for purchase worldwide.

Xbox One


Xbox One Pre-Orders

NBA 2K16
Size: TBC
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
Release date: September 29th worldwide
Pre-Order Now to receive: 35,000 VC for NBA 2K15 (instant download); Digital download on Friday, September 25 (4 days before standard release on September 29); 10,000 Virtual Currency; MyTEAM VIP with 3 Emerald packs each with a guaranteed Emerald player. The NBA 2K franchise is back with the most true-to-life NBA experience to date with NBA 2K16. Featuring an all-new MyCAREER experience written, directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an entire NBA franchise, or hone your skills online competing against gamers from around the world. With animations that provide smoother movement and more realistic articulation, and a unique cover design featuring NBA stars Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and James Harden, it’s certain to be the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet.
NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition
Size: TBC
Price: US$79.99 / £74.99 / €89.99 / AU$130.95
Release date: September 29th worldwide
Pre-Order Now to receive: 35,000 VC for NBA 2K15 (instant download) and Digital download on Friday, September 25 (4 days before standard release on September 29). NBA 2K is back with the most true-to-life NBA experience to date with NBA 2K16. Featuring an all-new MyCAREER experience written, directed & produced by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an NBA franchise, or hone your skills online competing against gamers around the world. The NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition also features additional in game rewards: Digital Jordan shoes for your MyPLAYER; Jordan T-shirt for your MyPLAYER; Jordan Jersey for your MyPLAYER; 30,000 Virtual Currency; MyTEAM VIP+ Packs, featuring 3 Emerald Packs AND a new Special Edition Exclusive Moments Card.
New Games

Prototype Biohazard Bundle
Size: N/A
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
Bundle includes Prototype® and Prototype®2 with DLC! PROTOTYPE: Discover what lies beyond the edge of evolution. Play as Alex Mercer, a genetically mutated shape-shifter with no memory of his past hell-bent on solving the mystery of his existence as he tears through a densely populated New York City moving with Parkour-style fluidity and consuming anybody that gets in his way... assuming their physical identity, memories and abilities. PROTOTYPE 2: WELCOME TO NEW YORK ZERO. Prototype®2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype® and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A devastating viral outbreak has claimed the lives of Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a PROTOTYPE. Powered by incredible new shapeshifting powers and abilities, you must hunt, kill and consume your way across the infected wasteland of New York Zero to take revenge on the man responsible: Alex Mercer. Download includes DLC.


Tachyon Project
Size: 518.22 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
Tachyon Project is an action packed dual-stick shooter driven by a story. Through the story mode you'll progressively unlock all the weapons, secondary weapons and perks available to configure your ship. You'll need them to face the increasingly hard enemies you'll find with over 30 different types (including 4 bosses). In Tachyon Project you take control of Ada, a software program that has taken conscience and that was designed to hack into the most secure servers on Earth. After some rather misterious events, Ada is thrown out of the test server where it was living and out into the Internet, but when she tries to go back there she finds she's unable to. She'll then start a journey to uncover the truth behind what happened to her creators, which she considers her parents. In the process she'll find out that things were a bit more complex than she initially thought.
The Fall
Size: 509.58 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$TBC
Experience the first story in a mind bending trilogy! The Fall was recently awarded Game of the Year for Best Story from Giant Bomb. Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID's program activates after crashing on an unknown planet. The human pilot within the combat suit is unconscious, and it is ARID's duty to protect him at all costs! As she progresses into her twisted and hostile surroundings, driven to find medical aid before it is too late, the realities of what transpired on this planet force ARID to reflect upon her own protocols. ARID's journey to save her pilot ultimately challenges the very rules that are driving her. The Fall is a unique combination of adventure-game puzzle solving, and side-scroller action, all set within a dark and atmospheric story. Exploration will be paramount to surviving your adventure. Utilize ARID's flashlight to uncover a myriad of interactive objects. If what you uncover is hostile, switch on your laser sight and kick some metal! Get ready for a disturbing journey as you fight, explore, and think your way forward, expanding ARID's world, in spite of her protocols. The Fall features: •A compelling story - Crafted over the course of two years, The Fall's story is a cut above standard gaming fare. •Story/Gameplay integration - Players encounter challenges that force them to think in ways congruent with the game's story. •Thick atmosphere - A very well polished visual style is complemented with The Fall's full voice cast.
Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition
Size: N/A
Price: US$39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$59.95 / ¥4,298
This edition of Trials Fusion includes: Trials Fusion main game The Season Pass featuring 6 DLC packs: - Riders of the Rustlands: Go beyond the edge of the city with the first content pack of Trials Fusion! - Empire of the Sky: Go even higher with the second content pack for Trials Fusion! - Welcome to the Abyss: Ride deep below sea level with the third content pack for Trials Fusion! - Fire in the Deep: Get on your motorbike within the infernal heat below the earth's surface with the fourth content pack for Trials Fusion! - Fault One Zero: Ride your bike through the futuristic city of Megalopolis in the fifth content pack of Trials Fusion! - After The Incident: Investigate the causes of the disaster that devastated Earth and ride through the post-apocalyptic universe of Trials Fusion in the sixth DLC pack « After The Incident »! The Awesome Level Max DLC including: - 30 all-new tracks - Unicorn bike & cat rider - 5 rider & bike customizations - Dozens of new Editor objects
Xbox One DLC with Achievements

Trials Fusion
• "Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 250G
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €14.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥1,296
Welcome to the Awesome Level MAX. I'll be your guide. This DLC pack features 2 themed events: - The Awesome Adventure lets you play as the internet legend unicorn-riding cat in an epic journey that will change the way you see Trials forever. What has been seen cannot be unseen. - RedLynx vs All-Stars is a collection of 22 new tracks, half of them created by RedLynx’s track developers and the other half made by the very best track creators from all around the world, in collaboration with the dev team. This new DLC pack features a total of 30 all-new tracks, 10 Supercross tracks, 30 track challenges, 5 new garage items and more than 130 Editor objects.


DLC without Achievements

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
• "Ohm Weapon Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥432
The Ohm Weapon Pack features the Ohm directed energy two-in-one LMG/Shotgun and its Werewolf Custom Variant. Adjust the weapon on the fly to fit your strategy. Unleash a barrage of directed energy fire from a distance in LMG mode or get up close and personal in shotgun mode and deliver a concentrated blast. PLEASE NOTE: If you previously purchased Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass or Ascendance DLC, do not also purchase the Ohm Weapon Pack, as you already have access to this content.
Evolve
• "Support Victory Skin Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
The Support Victory Skin Pack includes a new pack of weapon skins for Hank, Bucket, and Cabot. Buy the pack and save!
• "Bucket Victory Skin" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "Cabot Victory Skin" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "Hank Victory Skin" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65

Mortal Kombat X
• "Predator Bundle" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
Discounted bundle. Get new playable character Predator along with three new character skins from the Predator/Prey Pack. Kombat Pack owners get early access and should not purchase separately.
• "Predator" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
• "Predator/Prey Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35


Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
Play "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimme Three Steps", and "Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on any electric guitar. Each song includes a new Authentic Tone. NOTE: Rocksmith® 2014 game disc is required for play. Music credits available at www.rocksmith.com. Music Downloads Not Rated by the PEGI
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me the Breeze" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Trials Fusion
• "Trials Fusion Bronze Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥648
This pack includes 1 000 acorns.
• "Trials Fusion Silver Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥1,296
This pack includes 2 100 acorns.
• "Trials Fusion Gold Pack" – US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95 / ¥2,592
This pack includes 5 000 acorns.
• "Trials Fusion Platinum Pack" – US$29.99 / £23.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95 / ¥3,888
This pack includes 8 500 acorns.

Xbox 360


XBLA Games

Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded
Size: 120.40 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
Block and Load! Combining the addictive nature of block building sandbox games with the speed and competition of modern first-person shooters, Guncraft takes voxel-based gaming to a whole new level. Players can create maps and arenas based on anything imaginable and, once complete, can utterly destroy them with bullets, bombs, grenades, tanks, helicopters, gunships, and much more. In the heat of battle, soldiers can create custom blockades and fortresses instantaneously. Watch out – just when you think you’re safe, enemies can tunnel through walls and dig through floors to ambush you from behind, above or below! In addition to standard modes like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag, Guncraft offers over seven outlandish game modes like Lava Survival and Racing Mode, plus 100% customizable load-outs that include perks, weapons, vehicles and more. Even better, the core crafting mechanics of Guncraft are available throughout every aspect of the game, enabling players to build maps, prefabs, characters, and weapons on the fly, then decimate them all to take down enemies.


DLC without Achievements

Pinball FX2 (Xbox 360)
• "Marvel's Ant-Man" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
Heroes don't get any bigger! Assume the role of Scott Lang as he becomes Ant-Man, and save the world on a microscopic level!
Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
Play "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimme Three Steps", and "Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on any electric guitar. Each song includes a new Authentic Tone. NOTE: Rocksmith® 2014 game disc is required for play. Music credits available at www.rocksmith.com. Music Downloads Not Rated by the PEGI
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me the Breeze" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Windows 8


We're not sure whether the following title is a re-release or whether it is a brand-specific title. Perhaps you can enlighten us?

Windows 8 Games

Asphalt Overdrive [Unreleased]
Size: 401.4 MB
Price: FREE
*** ASPHALT SHIFTS INTO OVERDRIVE! ***

Discover the award-winning Asphalt series' first spinoff with Asphalt Overdrive, an intense arcade racing experience packed to go! Outrun the cops in an exciting game set in a “new '80s”-inspired version of California.

AN ORIGINAL MISSION-BASED ARCADE DRIVING GAME
- Unlock and drive 30 high-performance, fully licensed vehicles such as the iconic Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Testarossa!
- Improve and upgrade your car to dominate the California streets
- Challenge yourself with 7 different types of racing: Escape the police, defeat bosses, avoid obstacles, and perform impressive stunts while you race!

A UNIQUE RETRO STYLE
- Drive fast across the gorgeous highways of Southern California
- Enjoy a subtly retro “new '80s” atmosphere
- Stunning visuals thanks to real-time lighting and particle effects

CHALLENGE THE WORLD
- Connect to Facebook to play with or against your friends
- Join a gang to team up with friends and achieve weekly objectives full of speed and action!
- Track your progress and show off your skills as you advance in League championships
- Compete in limited-time, Gang, and League events as you battle your way to the top of the leaderboards!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.